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Red Velvet Earthquake Cake Recipe

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You’re going to love the ease of this Red Velvet Earthquake Cake Recipe! This cake is perfect for Valentine’s Day or just as a sweet treat to have to enjoy at home.

If you’re a fan of sheet cakes, you’re going to love this delicious dessert! Make sure to check out my Red Velvet Box Cake Mix Recipes for even more simple and easy-to-make red velvet desserts.

Using a cake mix is such a fast and simple way to make this cake. If you’re running low on time and just need a fast and yummy recipe, this is it!

Red Velvet Earthquake Cake Recipe

Since you’re using minimal ingredients to make this cake and the recipe notes are super easy to follow, you’re going to be stunned at how quick this is! It’s so good to enjoy right after letting the cake cool completely! You can even top with a tiny bit of powdered sugar as well.

My boys pretty much love every type of cake recipe that I make but this one is at the top of their list! They always save room for another piece and I don’t blame them one bit!

Why is it called an earthquake cake?

It’s basically you’re swirling together the ingredients of the cake batter with the frosting to give it a wild and cracked look! It just looks really cool as the cake bakes, too.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Red Velvet Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Now is the time to start meal planning! You’ll love how simple it can be to plan out the meals for the week so that it takes that stress and worry off your plate!

Main Dish: Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill

Starch Side: Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Delicious Peppermint Mocktail

Best Cake Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Cake Recipe Recipe, it’s time to start planning on making more! Who says that you can’t have cake every week in the house? I sure think you can! Here are some of my favorite cake recipes that everyone will love to eat.

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Strawberry Refridgerator Cake is one of the best!

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If eating this Instant Pot Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Recipe is wrong, then I don’t want to be right!

How do you store leftover cake?

The biggest thing to remember about storing cake is that you need to store it in an airtight container. You want to keep it as moist as possible for as long as possible!

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Red Velvet Earthquake Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Earthquake Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Check out how delicious and simple this cake recipe is!


  • 1 box of Red Velvet Cake mix
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Chopped Pecans
  • 1 container of Cheesecake Icing


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cake mix to a bowl and make the batter according to what the box says.

    Spray the bottom of a cake pan (9X11) with non stick spray. Add 2 cups of chocolate chips to the bottom. Sprinkle the chopped pecans and coconut on top. Pour the cake mix on top of that.

    Add the icing in spoonfuls all over the top of the cake mix batter.

    Use a butter knife and swirl the icing around.

    Put in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Let the cake cool for 25 minutes. Serve.

    You can add extra toppings of nuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.

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